Smooth Fitness CE 5.5 Elliptical Review – Excellent Mid-Priced Machine with 18”-21” Stride
The Smooth CE 5.5 elliptical is the “middle child” in Smooth’s lineup for 2013. With an adjustable stride, it’s more advanced than the entry-level CE 2.5 – but with “only” 26 programs, it has fewer presets than the CE 9.0 and 9.5. The exercise programs on all of the above are outstanding! There are 24 intensity levels to meet a wide range of fitness levels.
The Smooth CE 5.5 can be used with interactive video workouts featuring beautiful scenery (e.g., the Alps and Crater Lake). These require your downloading an app and connecting a tablet computer to the elliptical machine. Second, plenty of traditional or non-tablet workouts are included to promote weight loss, performance and cardiovascular health.
The Smooth CE 5.5 is sold with an industry-leading warranty that includes in-home labor. It can be found on sale for about $1500 with delivery included.
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Elliptical Hits of the Smooth CE 5.5 Crosstrainer
It’s not easy to find complaints about the Smooth CE 5.5. You might prefer the electronically adjustable stride found on the Yowza Captiva, but that product costs about $700 more.
Overall Rating for the Smooth Fitness CE 5.5 Elliptical
The Smooth CE 5.5 elliptical machine earns five stars in our review. It’s the “Goldilocks” of ellipticals – just right for lots of home exercisers. The stride will accommodate almost anyone, the ergonomics are healthy and the programming is engaging. Considering all of the above plus the fine sale price and generous warranty, the CE 5.5 is among the best buys in fitness for 2013.